In 2015, a group of comic book fans gathered at San Diego Comic Con to discuss the future of comic books, and one person came up with the most brilliant suggestion for the future: “Buy more comic books and make more of them.”
It’s the kind of bold idea that makes a lasting impression on the world, and it’s one that has now been adopted by other fans in similar ways.
It’s been embraced by the fans themselves, and by companies that are now producing more comic book-related content.
But what does this mean for the fans, for the industry, and for us as comic book creators?
“There’s an expectation of ‘you have to sell more comics’,” says Dan Abnett, editor-in-chief of Nerdist.
“We don’t have a clue how much we’re going to make.
It was just one of the countless discussions, meetings, and phone calls that took place between creators, publishers, and fans at San Diegans Comic Con that culminated in the decision to release more than 300,000 copies of the first issue of the upcoming Star Wars: The Clone Wars book, The Clone Saga. “
The best comics publishers have done a great job of making us feel like the publishers that we’re supporting are going out and buying a lot of our books.”
It was just one of the countless discussions, meetings, and phone calls that took place between creators, publishers, and fans at San Diegans Comic Con that culminated in the decision to release more than 300,000 copies of the first issue of the upcoming Star Wars: The Clone Wars book, The Clone Saga.
And it all started when the book’s publisher, Saga Entertainment, contacted Abnetti and asked if they could share a little of their history.
“I had no idea it was going to go this way,” says Abnette.
“At first, I thought it was a publicity stunt, and then I started to think, ‘What if it’s going to change everything?'”
So what is the Clone Saga?
When the Star Wars series debuted in 1977, Star Wars creator George Lucas created a massive, sprawling universe spanning the entire galaxy.
The first Star Wars film debuted in December 1977, but the book was released in April 1978, and the series went on to be a huge success.
Fans had become a major part of the comic book industry, with the series selling more than 40 million copies and selling over five billion copies worldwide.
It became one of pop culture’s most enduring characters, with a large fan base that loved to write about them.
It was also a comic book franchise that was not only wildly popular, but also incredibly lucrative.
In 1979, Lucasfilm, the company behind the Star War series, created a new company called Lucasfilm Entertainment, which was created to capitalize on the popularity of the franchise.
With Lucasfilm as the main company, Saga took over the publishing rights to the Star, and they released Star Wars, Star Empire, Star Force, and Star Wars Trilogy books in the 1980s.
“It’s not a reboot of the original trilogy, but it’s a reboot that has been completely re-imagined,” says Dave Filoni, a longtime Star Wars fan who has worked as a writer, editor, and publisher at Lucasfilm.
“All of the major characters have been reimagined.”
“It is a brand new spin on the franchise, and that’s really cool,” says Filoni.
“Star Wars has been around for 25 years.
You can see how old it is.
It really has that nostalgic quality.
The whole point of it is that the movies and TV series have been around so long that it is just so exciting and so exciting to have a brand-new entry in the series.”
With Star Wars being such a popular property, it made sense for Saga to bring in an author, as they were also the creators of the popular Star Wars animated series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Star Wars had been a fan favorite for nearly 20 years, and a new Star Wars book was in the works for 2019.
“You could have made a new book of Star Wars and done it the old fashioned way,” said Filoni of the idea of re-imaginings.
“But it just seemed like the right thing to do, so we made it happen.”
“We’re still really proud of the books we have out there, but there are also other things we would have liked to do differently,” says Star Wars co-writer and editor Marc Silvestri.
“This is just a very fun opportunity to do some really, really original things with the characters.
We’re excited about that.”
With a new publisher, new writers, and new creators, Saga had a chance to create a new way to tell the story of the characters, but they weren’t the only ones who wanted to see that done.
“If you want to tell a story in a way that is unique to a brand, then you have to go outside the box,” said Silvestria.
“There are certain elements that are so familiar and familiar that it